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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christian Bale ... Dick Cheney
Amy Adams ... Lynne Cheney
Steve Carell ... Donald Rumsfeld
Sam Rockwell ... George W. Bush
Alison Pill ... Mary Cheney
Eddie Marsan ... Paul Wolfowitz
Justin Kirk ... Scooter Libby
LisaGay Hamilton ... Condoleezza Rice
Jesse Plemons ... Kurt
Bill Camp ... Gerald Ford
Don McManus ... David Addington
Lily Rabe ... Liz Cheney
Shea Whigham ... Wayne Vincent
Stephen Adly Guirgis ... George Tenet
Tyler Perry ... Colin Powell
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Storyline

The story of Dick Cheney, an unassuming bureaucratic Washington insider, who quietly wielded immense power as Vice President to George W. Bush, reshaping the country and the globe in ways that we still feel today.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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The Untold True Story That Changed the Course of History


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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 February 2019 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Backseat See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,768,371, 30 December 2018, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$36,726,165, 15 January 2019
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Sound Mix:

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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The film features two Academy Award winners: Christian Bale and Sam Rockwell; and three Academy Award nominees: Amy Adams, Steve Carell and Naomi Watts. See more »

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Cheney tells Lewis Libby to leak Valerie Plame Wilson's name to the press. While Libby was later convicted of perjury, Richard Armitage has since claimed responsibility for discussing her CIA employment with the press. He was never charged for this due to his ignorance of her status as a non-official cover (NOC) agent. See more »

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Dick Cheney: I'm having a heart attack, you idiot.
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America
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People hate to be confronted with reality...
26 December 2018 | by sonofasailor1998See all my reviews

The acting in the movie is very good, entertaining throughout and well directed. This film is only low rated because of the political remarks it makes. It gives a scary and accurate depiction of the Iraq war, and for many individuals- especially those who lean politically right- this depiction is harsh. But this is genuinely not the case. In a political situation as dire and controversial as the one we are currently in, it is hard for people to be confronted with hard and scary realities. This movie does such, but go in with an open mind and you may get something out of it.


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